English Plus Robotics Programming

Our English Plus Robotics Programming camp is perfect for students who want to experiment and learn more about robotics and their programming alongside improving your English language skills.

No prior experience of robot building or programming is required but we do recommend for students to have a basic understanding of using a computer, for example using a mouse and a keyboard.

During this 2-week programme, students will spend at least 3 hours, 4 times a week learning how to construct different types of robot to suit different functions. The programmes needed to operate their systems will vary and students will learn how to create programmes for these. We then look to develop, adapt and change programming utilising different input sensors on their robots.

Our Robotics Programming Camp takes place at Camp Framlingham, a traditional-looking boarding school with a modern, contemporary campus ideal for older teenagers and only approximately 1 hour from Cambridge.

LOCATION

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Camp Framlingham
Saturday 7th July to Saturday 21st July 2018 €2,180 / 2-weeks

Excursions
  • London / Cambridge / Ipswich / Norwich

Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.

Included in the Price

Transfers

We will provide both transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates.

ARRIVAL FLIGHT
Please ensure flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00

DEPARTURE FLIGHT
Please ensure flight departs from LHR between 12:00 – 17:00

Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will ensure an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Camp Framlingham is set across 7 boarding houses, which creates a large campus-style atmosphere. Dorms are furnished to a comfortable standard with 2 to 6 bed per room.

We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and where possible place campers of a similar age in a room together.

If you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.

Meals

Meal times at Camp Framlingham offer a range of freshly cooked nutritious food, all served within the grand dining hall, located in the heart of the main building.

As well as traditional English cuisine, the kitchen also offers a range of international cuisine throughout the week with both hot and cold options.

The dining hall is always open for campers to collect water and is accessible from the main social area of the campus, which is also in the main building.

Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.

Robotics Course

This English Plus Robotics Programming course is suitable for students that have a basic understanding of using a computer, for example using a mouse and a keyboard.

Although not mandatory, students may find having a basic understanding of ICT language helpful, although approximately 4 weeks prior to arrival, we will send a Robotics Course Glossary of Terms. If students also have an understanding of linear programme creation as well, although not necessary would be helpful.

During the course, students will learn how to construct different types of robot to suit different functions. The programmes needed to operate their systems will vary and students will learn how to create programmes for these. We then look to develop, adapt and change programming utilising different input sensors on their robots.

Students will also learn how to write, run and debug linear programmes which controls their robot. The terminology required for this, robotic programming and construction skills will undoubtedly support improving and developing student’s English language skills and confidence.

At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate. During the 2-week course, students will spend 3 hours on 8 mornings or afternoons, total of 24 hours over the 2 weeks.

Students do not need to bring any equipment with them, all materials will be provided.

English

Levels: A2 – C2 on CEFR Pathway Table
After completing placement test, our native-speaking English teachers will place teenagers in a class suitable to their ability level. At Framlingham, we offer Elementary (A2), Intermediate (B1), Advanced (B2), Proficiency (C1) and Masters (C2) courses.

For our teenage learners, we tailor our lessons and teaching approach to include interactive group and individual projects and presentations as well as focus on cultural, social and academic topics. Through encouraging participation within our classes, it allows each learner to develop their English sometimes without even noticing.

At Framlingham, our teachers will offer support with conversation, grammar, English Literature, debates and presentations and even colloquial terms and business grammar for those fluent speakers.

At the end of the 2-week course, learners will complete an examination for the level they have been learning at. We will then receive a certificate from Anglia Examinations, which confirms your English level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference. Classroom learning time per week is 20 hours and our class sizes are same with approximately 12 students per teacher.

For students achieving a pass grade or higher for B1, B2, C1 and C2, they will receive an Ofqual approved certificate through Anglia Examinations partnership with AIM Awards.

Excursions

During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions.

These fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends – from day trips to big cities such London and Cambridge or social trips to Norwich or Ipswich for shopping or bowling.

(3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday)

Care & Supervision

Our Camp Leaders are responsible for the pastoral care of all those in our care and ensure that everyone is sleeping well, eating well, joining in, making friends and having a great time.

During free time, our teenagers are able to explore the campus with friends, whilst being supervised by their house parents.

Being located in a town, we offer campers the ability to go off-site as an alternative to an activity session; however a member of Xplore staff will always accompany them.

International Camp

Our camps are available to children from all over the world.

Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.

Travel Insurance

Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.

You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

Anglia Examinations operate worldwide, are internationally recognised and comparable against other EFL examination bodies such as Cambridge, TOEFL and IELTS.
Our English Language Courses are accredited by ABLS and Xplore has been inspected by ABLS, a UK Visa and Immigration approved body
We are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide our customers with invaluable cover whilst you are with us. Our group policy has been specifically designed for Xplore activities and programmes.
Accredited the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for UK activity provision through the AAIAC.